AS PROMISED HERE ARE YOUR ANSWERS TO ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS!!!!
Kate @ Melting Pots and Other Calamities asked:
What was the first book you reviewed?
It was City of Bones, but it got deleted so I had to rewrite it. Now it only has 3 sentences because I forgot what I originally put. 😂
What was your least favorite book?
The Infinite Moment of Us seemed like a good book at the time, but the characters really annoyed me and I wanted to DNF it. I finished it though, but it’s not a book I’d recommend.
What else do you have in mind for your blog? Will you blog about other things rather than book reviews?
I want to try out some Book Tours, but so far I haven’t been accepted in any. For now, I’m on a break with asking for more Review Copies; I have to finish the pile I already have.
Other than that, I don’t have any current plans.
Tinka @ The Book Raven asked:
What is your favorite quote from the book you most recently read?
I couldn’t remember any good quotes, so I searched up one that I liked. (Thank you Goodreads!)
“Having dreams never killed anybody.”
— Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star
What is something that immediately makes you smile?
Anything artsy! Whether it be a book cover, fan art, photography, I will always smile to it!
If you could shout anything on the very top of a mountain, knowing no one would hear you, what would you say?
I’d shout the names of every character who has died in a book or a TV show then cry for an hour.
What tale out there in the world do you think deserves more retellings?
I can’t decide between Red Riding Hood and The Little Mermaid. I love both stories and I’d like to see more.
Also, I’d think it’d be interesting if there were some Jack and the Beanstalk retellings.
Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews asks:
What’s your favourite thing about blogging?
That is interacting with people who have similar interests! I love to discuss books and I like it when new people introduce my to new authors! 😀 I like expanding my genres.
I also love hearing what all of you have to say about my blog! I love all your positive feedback!
What’s your most recent 5 star read?
My review for The Sun Is Also a Star will be out soon!
If you could only recommend one book to people what would it be?
Fangirl is one of my favorite books of all time! I would forever recommend this!
Jamie @ Book Pandemonium asks:
What’s your guilty pleasure book trope/ trope you will never get tired of?
It would be a fluffy story. Those stories are the best.
What’s your favorite book from your least favorite genre?
This isn’t really a horror book, but the series sure was creepy. I loved it though!
Who’s your favorite celebrity right now? (Or fictional character, if you’re not into celebrities)
Which book world would you love to live in?
The Shadowhunter Chronicles! I love the series so much! I would love it one day if I woke up and everything from Cassie Clare’s books suddenly came true!
Which fictional character do you think resembles you the most?
Lily from P.S. I Like You. I found her very relatable to myself. We’re both very awkward and love music!
Reg @ She Latitude asks:
What are your goals for your second year of blogging?
I’m trying to post a bit more, and I want to try and make different kinds of bookish posts other than tags. (I just need to brainstorm some ideas.) I also have a few reviews for a couple of self-published authors that I hope y’all will enjoy!
How many hours a week do you spend blogging and reading?
At least 3-5 hours on weekends for blogging. It now takes longer to read one book because I’m busy nowadays, so I will read at least one book per week. (Sometimes it takes longer.)
My blogging process: I work on tags, TTTs, and other posts on Friday night and the weekend when I find free time. Then I schedule all the posts throughout the week. For reviews I write them right after I finish the book so that everything is still fresh. (It’s an odd process, I know.)
What made you choose a book blog in general?
Well, I wanted to do an art/fashion blog at first. However, I wasn’t really comfortable showcasing my art at the time and I wasn’t also that great with clothes.
I was newly introduced to books, and I wanted to inspire others to read. I also wanted to expand my view on the book world.
I’ve learned lots from blogging, and I had all of you to help me out! Now, I’m helping others and I’m sharing my love of books with everyone!
Louise @ Foxes & Fairy Tales asks:
Which is your favourite type of blog post to read and/or write?
I love to read tags! They’re always entertaining to read, and I learn about the blogger while doing so.
I love writing my reviews! I feel accomplished after, and I get to start a new book! (I try to read one at a time.)
Ashley @ Inside My Mind asks:
What is the most difficult part of blogging?
Being up to date is very difficult. There are a lot of new terms and phrases that always I look up to understand some questions from tags. (I had to look up what OTP meant once. 😂)
On top of that, I try to read the latest books that come out, but I’m always swamped with a pile of books I have at home that’s just sitting around unread. I have around 30+ books in my box, 7 (?) library books, and 6 eBooks (all review copies) that I have yet to read.
Gretchen @ ChicNerdReads asks:
What’s one thing you’ve learned while blogging that’s helped you most?
This may sound dull, but Copy and Paste. 😂 WordPress sometimes doesn’t save a thing, or sometimes my comments don’t get sent, so I just Copy everything just in case there’s a hiccup with my wifi. It’s saved me from so many problems.
Book Bum asks:
How long have you been blogging for/book reviewing for and how do you promote your blog?
A year! I use Twitter and Goodreads, as well as Blog List Me. (I don’t know if I’m on any other directories, I might be though.) I’ve survived almost 9 months with just going around the Reader too, but I’ve made a Twitter to help get some more traffic. (That and since I started to accept Review Copies, having a Twitter became necessary for other authors to get in touch.)
What 3 books do you think are the most overrated?
I’ve had to think about this one but Twilight, The Hunger Games, and Divergent. I love THG and I liked Divergent (I’ve only read the first book and Four) but I’d like it if newer books got just as much hype and more appreciation.
Flaneur @ The Jouska asks:
What are your hobbies apart from reading books? 🙂
Watching TV, YouTube, or any DVD. Also lots of eating, and napping. And Pintresting. I also try and doodle.
Judith @ Read and Review asks:
What is your most recent read? 🙂
I’ll make a review and have it posted soon!
Tiana @ The Book Raven asks:
What is something that always makes you smile?
Anything to do with art, mainly fan art because they’re some pretty great artists out there with great talent and I love looking at their work!
What is something you’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t gotten to yet?
Travel! I’ve never traveled anywhere, but one day I hope to visit other countries and see all the sites! (And buy all the books from there!)
What kind of posts do you love writing the most?
Reviews! I get to rant about and/or praise many books!
Tags are a close second!
Sydney @ Sydney’s Shelves asks:
What is your favorite mythical creature?
Unicorn! Sometimes their friendly, sometimes their dangerous. But mainly they’re buckets of sunshine and rainbows!!!!! 🦄
Queen Jojo @ Queens and Cupcakes asks:
Who’s your favorite author?
Cassandra Clare! She’s a great writer and artist! She’s made many books in my favorite series and has illustrated a lot of graphic novels and manga!
What was the first blog you discovered and loved oh so much?
I don’t really recall that far, but I remember checking out my earliest follower’s blog and I though it was amazing! I still do, and if you want to check it out here’s the link: Book Wish.
Do you sometimes not believe that you’re an actual blogger with people who follow your blog and like your posts?
Yes! People really like what I say? I’m touched!
I want to hug you all!! *Hug*
Kayla @ TheKDrewBookworm asks:
What would make you choose to follow a blog?
Well, I’ll follow almost any YA blog out there. I like blogs that feature the books I’ve read and are interested in reading! So that’s many all the blogs I’ve come across.
Twin Tales asks:
Why did you name your blog what you did?
Icebreaker. I wanted to show people that reading was cool! So I chose this name because I’m breaking the ice on certain topics. (Like icebreaker questions.) I wanted to let people know which books I enjoyed and which I didn’t, and I’d talk to people and slowly that ice will melt inside of them and they’d find the books I liked interesting!
I sound a little whimsical I know. But my original intent was to encourage others to enjoy books with my reviews! I had polls and questions set up too! (Though I don’t post them much, I still have that tab on my site open if you wanted to ever check them out.)
What would be one word to describe yourself?
Strategist. I need a plan and a strategy for everything. I always come up with blog ideas in my head and figure out how I’ll present them in my blog. A lot of the time, can’t really see a tag or a bookish idea as great post, so I don’t write it out.